Keep Working and Keep Pushing

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com STAYTON, Ore.–  There’s no pressure for Tiw Umulap as he begins his next chapter punting at Southern Oregon University. More excitement actually. As him and soon-to-be-Junior at Blanchet Catholic Max Hoskins were putting in work at Regis High School, finding an open field as across the way at Stayton soccer conditioning…

Stayton Finishes Valley Burner 1-2

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com CALDWELL, Idaho.–  Baseball can be weird sometimes.  Just as soon as you think it’s going your way, the game reminds you how tough it is. Stayton entered Sunday’s Valley Burner tournament finale against the Regin with some good forward momentum coming off of their opening game against Ridge Friday afternoon and…

The Blanchet Three Looks Back On Time As Cavs

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  This year was supposed to be a battle in the PacWest Conference with Blanchet Catholic softball looked to make a move for the league title in 2020 with second-team catch Alexis Jansen, honorable mention pitcher Ariel Davila and PacWest Pitcher of the year Savannah Barchus. Barchus was one of…

Bandits Finding A Way

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com TURNER, Ore.–  The Boys of Summer are back. As the weekend comes to a close Sunday, the Stayton Bandits converged on Turner City Park for one of their first practices of the summer season.  12 kids were out in the afternoon sun knocking off the cobwebs from the quarantine for the…

Moore Signs With George Fox University

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.—Imagine being an undersized sophomore, going up against a stud athlete like a RJ Veliz everyday in practice.  How will you respond? Blanchet Catholic’s James Moore had the job to go up against Veliz everyday in practice his sophomore year as the Cavaliers finished third in the 3A State Playoffs…

Boys Basketball Academic All-State Teams

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com West Salem, Silverton, North Marion, several Salem-area schools in the PacWest Conference in 3A, Tri-River and Central Valley Conference’s in 2A made the Academic Top 10 List For Boys Basketball this Winter. 6A Sherwood 3.8 West Salem 3.72 Barlow 3.68 Mountain View 3.68 Lincoln 3.65 Grants Pass 3.61 Bend 3.59 Cleveland…

Moore’s Cavs Outlast Workinger’s Loggers In OT

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  Two young teams with two stellar athlete’s went at it Monday night at Blanchet Catholic. Scio entered the game with the most wins in a season (nine) that they’ve seen in recent years, having topped out at eight wins in 2014 and 2016 prior to this season’s success.  Led…

Salem Sports And Breakfast Club AOW’s For February 7

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com This past Friday’s Salem Sports And Breakfast Club Athlete’s of the week includes James Moore (Blanchet Catholic), Lidiia Buiko (McKay), Paige Alexander (West Salem) and Noah Worthington (Sprague).  Read about their success’ leading to the honor here: Our Salem Sports and Breakfast Club Les Schwab Athlete of the Week is from…

Regis Outlast Blanchet 44-42 Monday Night

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com STAYTON, Ore.–  Blanchet Catholic made a statement that they weren’t about to back down in their Holy War battle with Regis Monday night on the road. The Cavalier boys rallied from a slow start to the game, 12-3 matter of fact, and entered the locker room leading 25-20 once the young…

Sheridan’s Fourth Quarter Seals Win Over Blanchet

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com PORTLAND, Ore.–  Blanchet’s James Moore said that once they figure it out, they’ll be a tough team to beat. The Cavaliers had already proved they were going to be a tough out anyway in Sheridan’s 70-54 win Saturday night at Riverdale High School, leading as much as 11-6 after one before…

Blanchet’s Barchus Signs To Division-II CSU-East Bay

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  A few short years ago playing 12U softball, a left fielder was going after a fly ball with two outs and runners on base when the unthinkable happened: The left fielder tripped going after the ball.  The runners, scored and forced the five-run mercy rule.  The left fielder laid…

Blanchet Rolls To Seventh Win Of Season

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  Their early 3-0 lead on Gervais by the 25th minute gave their bench an opportunity to get some Varsity minutes in entering the home stretch of the regular season. And as Katarina Kosiewicz scored to hand the Cavaliers a 4-0 halftime lead on the Cougars Monday afternoon at the…